18. June 2010 19:23
Teeco Solutions has long held the belief that developing and sustaining partnerships with customers and suppliers is a sound strategy to growing our collective businesses. Think about it. When was the last time you worked with either a supplier or a customer with a partnership mindset that ultimately created the proverbial “win-win” for both parties. And if you did so, was not the result a positive growth experience for both parties. The founder and employees of Teeco Solutions have long held the belief that if we put the customer first and sincerely work towards solving the customer’s problem, or aid them in capitalizing on an opportunity, that good things will happen for all parties involved.
Recently we had a conversation with one of our “customer partners” Steve Traube of Traube Tent Company, Columbia, IL. The following are some words from Steve that he wanted to share with our friends.
Traube Tent is fast becoming one of the largest tent rental companies in the Midwest. Up till recently, we had an older tent washer that had served us well for almost 10 years and was saving us approximately 50% of the labor costs versus traditional hand washing. Over the past year, we’ve been talking with Teeco Solutions quite a bit to see how we could create value for both our companies by forming a partnership to work together to further improve operating efficiencies for our business, while at the same time provide Steve Arendt and Teeco Solutions an opportunity to field test, develop and improve its line of equipment. Our first move was for us to purchase the Model 3000 washer. This machine is able to wash twice the volume of material that our previous washer could handle. As a result we’ve been able to reduce our washroom labor expense by an additional 25%. On top of this, we’ve purchased Teeco’s PowerCrew 1 unit that is already showing great promise at improving efficiencies and material handling at the job site. In our first week of ownership we took down over 15,000 square feet of tents at one job in a field with 2″ of standing water. Thanks to the PowerCrew we were able to do this without damaging the field and within our timeline. Whether we’re talking about the driving or pulling of tent stakes or quickly and efficiently setting up or striking large pole tents, the PowerCrew 1 is proving to be a valuable addition to the business. -Steve Traube – Traube Tent Company, Columbia, IL
I invite you to visit Traube Tent Company’s website at http://traubetent.com/
and their blog at traubetent.blogspot.com
Additionally, if you have some news to share about ways in which you or someone in your organization has found opportunities to mechanize the manual. I’d like to hear from you.
8/9/2010 9:20:08 PM
A special thanks to Traube tent. They also played a key role in our early days of Teeco, when we made the transition from rental company to equipment innovators.